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WVMA Welcomes New President, President Elect

K.C. Brooks, DVM assumed the Presidency of the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) at the WVMA 97th Annual Convention on Friday, Oct. 12. He will serve as president for one year.K.C. Brooks

"I believe the role of the WVMA president is to encourage veterinarians to take an active role in advancing our profession in a positive manner. My hope would be for the WVMA to become even more effective now that there are an increasing number of legislative issues effecting veterinary medicine," Dr. Brooks states. Dr. Brooks also envisions the WVMA playing a part in stopping unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine in Wisconsin as well as providing resources to members to help them be successful in a changing business environment.

Dr. Brooks graduated with from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. In 1995, he became a board certified diplomat of the ABVP in canine and feline practice and has maintained that certification. He currently is the managing partner and CEO of Lodi Veterinary Hospital in Lodi, Wis. Dr. Brooks practices mixed animal medicine and surgery there, while also leading a staff of 19 veterinarians more than 70 employees.

Within the WVMA, Dr. Brooks has served on the Executive Board and numerous committees including Veterinary Technician Advisory Committee, Public Education and Marketing Committee, Convention Committee, Grievance Committee, Public Health and Food Safety Committee, Executive Committee, Personnel Committee, and Legislative Committee. Dr. Brooks and his wife, Cindy, currently reside in rural Lodi.

President Elect
booth-001Chris Booth, DVM assumed the role of President Elect for the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) at its 97th Annual Convention on Friday, Oct. 12. Dr. Booth will serve as President Elect for one year before assuming the presidency in 2013.

Dr. Booth graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He has been a WVMA member since then. Currently, Dr. Booth is part-owner of Dairy Doctors Veterinary Service in Plymouth, Wis.

His vision for the WVMA is "to provide leadership and guidance that continues to foster the WVMA mission, 'To advocate and promote veterinary medicine, while enriching human and animal health.'" Dr. Booth hopes to encourage members to be actively involved in the WVMA no matter how big or small their contribution to aid their profession in progressing into the future.

Dr. Booth has served on numerous WVMA committees including Public Health and Food Safety, and Large Animal Welfare. He has participated in the American Veterinary Medical Association Emerging Leaders Conference, the National Holstein Foundation's Young Dairy Leaders Institute, and the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Manager's Academy. Currently, Dr. Booth serves on the Sheboygan County Holstein Association Board of Directors and is a state junior advisor for the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association.

In addition, Dr. Booth also serves as a county-wide 4-H dairy leader. He and his wife, Courtney, have four children – Cole, Ava, Campbell and Royce. Together they own Booth-Haven Holsteins, a small show heifer and cow care operation. The Booth family enjoys exhibiting show cattle and teaching others about agriculture.

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